After losing a world title bid Mercito Gesta is back in the hunt. The Filipino southpaw performed before a boxing crazy audience that included heralded trainer Virgil Hunter and others on the Golden Boy Promotions and Don Chargin Promotions fight card.
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Boxing legends James “Lights Out” Toney and Roy Jones Jr. will be fighting on Saturday July 26 in Latvia, but on separate fights. Toney (76-9-3, 46 Kos) meets Denis Bakhtov (37-9) in a heavyweight match. Jones (57-8, 40 Kos) faces Courtney Fry (18-5) in a cruiserweight contest. It sure would be fun to see Toney and Jones in a rematch. That would be a grudge fight 20 years past due.
“You don't win by running here you win by hitting,” said Canelo after the fight. "He does have a great jab and he moves around, but you don't win a fight that way. You don't run."
Riverside junior welterweight Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera won his debut under the Golden Boy Promotions banner with an impressive victory against Johan Perez. Next will be a WBA world title shot soon against the champion.
Mayweather walked through Saul "Canelo" Alvarez to maintain his place at the top of the list. Several others had great years including Tim "Desert Storm" Bradley and Danny "Swift" Garcia. A few others dropped out of the list and a few cracked into the top dozen.(see the full story)